Extractives

Accountability

News

UK government reply to Baku-Ceyhan memo

Letter from Rt Hon Baroness Symons, UK Minister of State International Trade and Investment in response to NGO memorandum on the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

31 January 2003

Conditionality

News

Baku Ceyhan: IFC delay, IMF pressure

The International Finance Corporation has indicated that its decision on whether to support the controversial Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline will be taken in the third quarter of this year, not in April as had been expected.

28 January 2003

Environment

News

Complaints panel finds major problems in Coal India mines

An official report has found that villagers in Eastern India, have suffered harm to their livelihoods as a result of a Bank-backed coal mining project.

28 January 2003

Environment

News

Complaints panel report finds social problems in Coal India mines

A new official report has found that villagers in Jharkhand state, Eastern India, have suffered harm to their livelihoods as a result of a Bank-backed coal mining project.

23 December 2002

Rights

News

UK ministers urged to clarify position on Baku-Ceyhan pipeline

Following a visit to the UK by activists from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey UK groups have sent relevant UK ministers a memorandum outlining 10 sets of issues, including assessment, consultation and compensation as well as corruption, debt and legal issues. They are demanding a response before the IFC takes a decision to move the project into its decision-making cycle (posted 18 Nov. 02).

26 November 2002

Rights

News

IFC pulls out of goldmine, considers pipeline

In early October the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced that it would not back the Rosia Montana goldmine in Romania.

26 November 2002

Environment

News

New claim on Chad-Cameroon project

Communities in Cameroon affected by the World Bank financed Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline have filed a new claim with the Bank’s Inspection Panel.

26 November 2002

Rights

News

World Bank rejects controversial gold mine project

On October 10th, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private lending arm, announced that it would not financially support the controversial Rosia Montana gold mine project in Romania’s Apuseni mountains.

26 November 2002

Environment

News

US NGO challenges Peru mine inspection process

Project Underground, a US NGO working on mining issues, has released a damning assessment of the way that the IFC’s Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) has handled complaints about a mine in Peru.

17 September 2002

Rights

News

Bank inspectors find fault with Chad Cameroon pipeline project

The Bank’s own Inspection Panel has backed many of the complaints by non-governmental organizations about a major oil pipeline in West Africa.

17 September 2002